How Skin Conditions Can Affect Your Microblading Results?
Getting a microblading treatment is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Before you start choosing the style you want and finding the perfect artist for you, you should first make sure microblading is safe for you, based on the current state of your skin and overall condition of your organism.
Your health should always be your number 1 priority. If you happen to have any of these skin conditions, maybe microblading might not be the best option for you.
Eczema, Psoriasis, Keratosis Pilaris and Dermatitis
Skin affected by eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis is prone to rashes, redness, itchiness and similar types of irritation. Keratosis Pilaris, also known as follicular keratosis or “chicken skin” is a genetic condition of the hair follicles that is manifested through tiny bumps and accompanied by inflammation.
If you have any of these skin conditions around or near the eyebrows, you might not be the best candidate for microblading. Skin that is in near constant state of irritation flakes and scales often, so you’re likely to end up with patchy, uneven and weird eyebrows.
Chronic Acne and Rosacea
Skin affected by chronic acne and rosacea bleeds very easily, which means the retention of pigments is much lower than with skin unaffected by these conditions. The microblading results are unpredictable and there is no guarantee your eyebrows will stay even and symmetric. The bleeding makes the process itself extremely difficult.
Oily skin needs special care as is, and microblading makes everyday skincare more complicated, as you shouldn’t do any harsh exfoliation if you have microbladed eyebrows. Skin of this type is difficult to work with and doesn’t respond well to microblading strokes. It needs touch ups more often. Also, large pores which often go hand in hand with oily skin make the results of microblading look blurred and unnatural.
Be sure to consult your microblading artist first on whether your skin type is suitable for the treatment.
If you got an eyebrow tattoo at some point, microblading would probably make things worse. Unless the tattoo is very faint, drawing strokes over it will make the overall look sloppy and untidy. The ink underneath the skin can also behave unpredictably, so the color of the pre-existing ink and newly injected pigments might end up clashing.
You might want to consider tattoo removal first.
Recent Cosmetic Fillers or Botox
If you’ve recently had fillers or botox in the area around your eyebrows, you should wait a while for your muscles to settle completely. Also, you should consider how your facial structure will change as the fillers are absorbed, so you don’t end up with an unnaturally placed or unsymmetric eyebrows.
Skin burnt by UV light tends to shed. As flaking and peeling of the sunburnt area happens more often than not, it’s best to wait until the patch has healed completely. Flaking affects the results of microblading in the healing process too, so make sure to protect your microbladed brows from sun the right way. Also, sunburnt skin is very sensitive and the process of microblading could get very uncomfortable.
Microblading is a great way for those fighting hairloss due to serious illnesses to restore their eyebrows and regain some confidence, but those undergoing cancer treatment must always consult their doctor before microblading.
Microblading is not an option for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding, people with serious heart conditions, hemophilia or lupus. If you’re taking any serious medication, talk to your doctor.
In many states, microblading is illegal for minors.